A two-year-old boy was declared brought dead on Saturday afternoon after falling into an open storm-water drain at Quareshi Lane near Moula ka Chilla at Yakutpura in Hyderabad.

Zakir Abbas was playing around 3 PM near the drain when he suddenly went missing. His parents searched for him for over an hour but later discovered that his body was floating up in the drain.

“Locals told us that the boy was playing outside his house and must have slipped into the drain. His parents were looking for his body for over an hour. In the afternoon, they saw his body surface in the storm-water drain,” police said.

Since the parents of the child did not file any complaint with the police, no one has been booked in the incident.